Social Media Saved Me From My Fears: How Facebook Brought Me Back Into The Real World

Some of my closest friends are people I’ve never met in person. Yet we’ve shared the most important and intimate moments of our lives. We’ve celebrated firsts together — the births of our children, our marriages, our novels and careers. We’ve …
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Designing Your Wedding Invitations

Planning your wedding is an exciting but long process. There is a lot to plan and do, and it can be easy to forget some of the smaller details. Checklists and wedding tips are great ways to help make your wedding planning a little easier. Read on to discover some tips for designing your wedding invitations.


The first step in designing your wedding invitations is to plan. You will need to choose the type and color of paper, as well as the font and color of the print and any adornments needed for a specific theme. Use this planning period to create a unique invitation your wedding guests will appreciate.


Once your wedding invitations are planned, it’s time to have them printed and assembled. Many times, printing companies will print the necessary information, but won’t assemble the finished product. In this case, you’ll receive the different parts to the wedding invitations and it will be up to you to put them together. Give yourself and the printing company you use enough time to complete this complicated process.


Sending your wedding invitations is the final step to the process. You’ll need appropriately sized envelopes, stamps and the addresses of the recipients. This can take a lot of time and effort, so plan accordingly. Return labels printed off with your wedding invitations can also help to expedite this process, making it easier to get your wedding invitations out on time.

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What’s Your Extreme Winter Sport?

Winter is usually filled with snow and ice. Although many people do not look forward to this weather, extreme sports enthusiasts know that this season is the perfect time of year to try something new. Many people will bring out the snowboards and skis during the winter months, and although these sports can be challenging and fun, there are some other winter sports that are far more extreme.

There are a few different extreme winter sports that are becoming more and more popular. Some of these extreme sports, such as snowkiting and snowcross, use ordinary winter gear with an added twist for an adrenaline-filled adventure. Others of these extreme sports use summer gear in order to get an adventure rush any extreme sports enthusiast would love. Examples of these extreme sports include snow kayaking and speed flying.

If you’d like to try something new this winter, consider one of these extreme winter sports. Since these winter sports are so extreme, you might want to choose a sport that uses a skill you already have. If you are an avid snowboarder, make things more extreme by trying a little snowkiting. If you normally kayak in the summer, snow kayaking could be the extreme winter sport for you.

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A Look At The Future Of Global Retail Marketing

The future of digital marketing is bright. The global retail brand’s consumer has evolved with the advent of new technology and channels, and these channels demand a new type of marketer. With more marketing metrics and tactics than ever before, modern marketers must look at the current trends to prepare their strategies for the future.

  1. Purchase Journeys Evolution: In the future, the retail customer’s purchase journey will likely put more stock in online reviews and social recommendations. Just take a look at the current state of a customer lifecycle to get an idea of how the purchase process is trending.
  2. Multi-Channel Is a Must: 10-25% of social media users turn to their social networks when making purchasing decisions.
  3. Expect Mobile Marketing to Grow: More smartphones mean more retail customers browsing the web and price-checking while in stores.
  4. Big Data Gets Even Bigger: Big data isn’t going anywhere, and that’s a good thing for retailers.


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